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Identifying an Unknown Microbial Organism

- Identifying an Unknown Microbial Organism Introduction The purpose of identifying an unknown microbial agent is so that the five “I’s” of Microbiology, which are, Inoculation, Incubation, Isolation, Inspection and Identification can be practiced. Providing an unknown microbial agent tests the ability of ones skill of the above techniques and to accurately obtain the correct results and compare these results to biochemical test results that are already established. (Forrest & Elliott, 2012, p.111) Test used include the Gram Stain, the Streak Plate and Biochemical test such as the MR-VP, SIM, Phenylalanine Deaminase, Simmon’s Citrate along with the Carbohydrate Fermentation and Urease t...   [tags: microbiology, laboratory analysis]

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Government as a Living Organism

- Within the American system of government, there is an innate need for a structure or agency that develops strategy and maintains power. “Ecology” is a term used to describe living organisms and their interactions between their natural and developed environment and was first applied to the field of public administration by the late Professor John M. Guas of Harvard University (Stillman, 2010). Using this view, the organization and its employees are like the structure of a living organism. The environment of the organization contributes to the establishment of the power that it will come to acquire or lose over its life....   [tags: Ecology, Agencies, Paths]

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Genetically Modified Organism Analysis

- The common people of America could be partaking in a human experiment (“Genetically modified food: Panacea or poison?”). The number of people with health issues in the United States increases dramatically since the introduction if GMOs into American produce (“10 Reasons”). GMO stands for genetically modified organism, which are plants and animals that are genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, and other plants and animals. They are linked to various health problems and are in 80% of conventional processed foods (Renter)....   [tags: monsanto, gm foods, food poison]

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Genetically Modified Organism:

- ... These are traits that are targeted through the genetic engineering are frequently the same as which are followed by the conventional breeding. An advantage to genetically modified crops is a higher crop yield; this means the crop will produce more crops compared to a crop that isn’t modified. A significant portion of genetically modified crops have being growing in developed countries. In the last couple of years there has been a steady increase in the amount of hectares being planted to genetically modified crops in the developing world....   [tags: biological products, crops, genetic engineering]

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Commercial Sale of Genetically Modified Organism

- Commercial sale of Genetically Modified Organism(GMO) was first introduced in 1994 and from that point on society has been in a nonstop debate about the safety of Genetically Engineered food. GMOs consumes about 70% of products at your local grocery store (Cite). This means that that a majority of 70% or your food has been genetically altered and engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses and other plants (cite). Opponents argue that GMOs pose Health risks, negative impacts to the environment, victimize farmers and corrupt politics....   [tags: food and drug administration, health risks]

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What´s a Genetically Modified Organism

- A genetically modified organism is an organism whose genetic material has been changed by working with genetic engineering methods. Organisms that have been genetically modified may be microorganisms like bacteria and yeast, insects, plants, fish and mammals. Because living organisms have real restrictions to protect themselves against the exposure of DNA from a un similar species, genetic engineers have to find new methods to cause the DNA from an organism into a different organism. One way of genetically modifying organisms is using viruses or bacteria to "infect" animal or plant cells with the different DNA....   [tags: pest resistance, microorganisms]

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Changes in the Environment Affect the Behavior and Physiological Aspect of an Organism

- The changes in the environment affect the behavior and physiological aspect of an organism. One important concept that further supports such phenomenon is heterochrony. Heterochrony is described to be the evolution of ontogeny, which is the development of an individual from its earliest stage to maturity. It takes hundreds, even millions of years for evolution to occur. By studying the earliest chordates, one would be able to relate the changes and adaptations that have emerged to sustain life of primates today....   [tags: heterochronic processes]

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Controversial Issues Involving Genetically Modified Organism

- America is moving fast towards a new era of an electrical day and age. Everyday we find ourselves face to face with new forms of technology that many of us have only read about it science fiction novels. Several people have begun to believe that too much technology is bad for civilization, and several other people believe that technology is necessary for civilians to move ahead, to achieve greater. However, the term biotechnology has caused a great uproar, both from excitement and from disgust. Our society has taken technology to a whole new level, and we have started engineering living objects to our advantage....   [tags: biotechnology, gmo, genetic alteration]

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History Genetically Modified Organisms

- Introduction What is Genetically Modified Organism. Plant Biotechnology is continuing its development within modern day science. With the increase understanding of scientific studies has led the improvement of plant productivity, quality and health. This understanding also contended potential issues on plant growth (Monsanto 2011). Plant biotechnology uses genetic engineering, which is the process of manipulating genes through isolation and reintroducing the DNA into the cell. This gave birth to Genetically Modified Organism, which are organism according to Dr....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organism]

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The Organism Chlamydia Trachomatis

- The Organism Chlamydia Trachomatis Chlamydia trachomatis is a small bacterium that cannot grow outside a living cell. In this respect it resembles a virus, but it is actually a very sophisticated organism. There are two other related organisms: Chlamydia psittaci is widespread in animals and can be transmitted to humans. This organism in humans is an uncommon cause of severe pneumonia particularly when acquired from infected birds of the parrot (Psittacine) family, and occasionally of abortion following contact with infected sheep....   [tags: Papers]

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Practical Work Survey for Organism Identification in University of Greenwich Medway, Kent

- I. Introduction Plants play a vital role for life existed on Earth. There are many types of plant species, which can be, distinguish by leaf shape, size of flower and petals (Cope et al. 2012). Kent and Cooker (1992) stated that identification of plant through special characteristic and physiological structure that the taxonomic nomenclature has applied in botanical flora. A quadrat surveys conducted surrounding the University of Greenwich at Medway, which focused to identify the plant in a grassland area and invertebrate....   [tags: bacterial action in proteins]

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Learning Through Classical and Operant Conditioning to Cause a Change in an Organism

- ... An example of this is Pavlov’s dog experiment. Pavlov noticed that when presented dogs with food they would start to salivate. In this case the food is the unconditioned stimulus and the dog’s salivation is the unconditioned response. He also noticed that whenever he rang a bell the dogs had no response. But over time, Pavlov started to ring the bell before presenting the food, and soon enough the dogs would start to salivate at the sound of the bell as opposed to the food. Now the bell is the conditioned stimulus and the salivation in response to the bell is the conditioned response because the dogs are now salivating in response to something that used to not cause a response (Schater,...   [tags: stimulus, response, reinforcement]

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How Does the Embryo Take Form and Differentiate to Become an Organised Organism?”

- ... A number of methods were used to show this discovery. Embryos were analysed during a whole mount in situ hybridisation, and also by histological techniques (Nonaka & Tanaka, 1998). To view the nodal cilia, fluorescent microscopy using a confocal laser microscope, and immunoelectron microscopy using electron microscopy was used without electron staining (Nonaka & Tanaka, 1998). Electron microscopy was also used with electron staining to view the embryo (Nonaka & Tanaka, 1998). Fluorescent latex beads were used to visualise nodal flow, and the image was projected to a camera, where the fluoresced beads could highlight the nodal flow and differentiate it from all other structures (Nonaka &...   [tags: genes, scientific community]

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The Color of Animals and Their Toxicity or Camouflage

- ... The ability to change colors is due to 3 layers of pigmented cells (chromatophores) providing 3 colors, blue, yellow and brown. The A.carolinensis can change its color by mixing the 3 types of chromatophores on the epidermis layer. By changing the outer more layer of its skin the A.carolinensis changes the visible light its skin absorbs or reflects. Even though it has only a few variations in color (green- brown) it uses these variations to camouflage itself in it’s own habitat (Losos 2012)....   [tags: coloration of an organism]

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How Organism Learn: Classical And Operant Conditioning

- How Organism Learn: Classical and Operant Conditioning There are two main explanations of how organisms learn. The first explanation is known as classical conditioning. The second explanation is known as operant conditioning. These two types of learning are exhibited in our everyday lives through our home, school, and school. Classical conditioning was discovered by Iran Petrovich Pavlov. He was originally a physiologist whose main focus was the digestive system (Gazzaniga 230). His discovery was made during a study on the salivation of dogs when given food....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Usefulness of the Analogy Between Society and a Biological Organism

- The Usefulness of the Analogy Between Society and a Biological Organism One set of sociologist that use the Biological or Organic analogy of societies are the Functionalists. Functionalism first emerged in Europe in the 19th Century. The French sociologist Emile Durkheim was the most influential of all the early functionalists. The theory became the dominant theoretical perspective in the 1940's and 1950. The functionalist theory is that within society there are many small parts that have to work together to maintain the society....   [tags: Papers]

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My Favorite Microbe: Naegleria Fowleri

- The microbe Naegleria fowleri was first identified from a fatal case of primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM) in Australia in 1961. In 1965, three further cases of fatal PAM were found, from which clinical and laboratory investigations pointed to a relation with acute bacterial meningitis among the cases of an unknown etiology. According to Fowler and Carter (1965), when post-death examinations of the bodies were performed researchers found that “microscopically the meningeal exudate consisted of about equal proportions of neutrophil leukocytes and chronic inflammatory cells, amongst which small, often degenerate amoebae were sparsely distributed” (p.740)....   [tags: Biology, Organism]

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Why Genetically Modified Organism Should Not Be in Food

- Why GMO’s shouldn’t be in food. Food, everybody has to eat food. In this century there are millions of different foods that can be eaten. But sometimes while Americans indulge in the luxury options of foods, I wonder if they ever really pay attention to how bad many foods are for their bodies. I think everybody should turn to organic foods to help them live healthier lives. The reason that foods are so bad for the body to consume is because foods are packed with GMO’s. GMO’s are “genetically modified organisms” which are plants or animals that have been genetically engineered with DNA from bacteria, viruses, or other plants and animals....   [tags: restaurants, fast food, toxins]

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What´s Selective Breeding?

- ... However, the humans back in those times realized the diversity of each banana tree and how each banana was different. They also knew (even without the knowledge of the concept of genetics and selective breeding) that when two parent banana trees that produced fruit with desirable traits were cross bred (bred to produce offspring); there was a likely chance that the offspring would also have these desirable traits. Softer skin, smaller seeds, sweeter fruit, shorter width and longer length may have been favorable traits in the banana that the humans back then desired....   [tags: organism, offspring]

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How useful is ‘structural functionalism’ or ‘society as an organism’ as theoretical frameworks in considering the problem of ‘death’ as a sociological

- The essay will critically analyse theoretical accounts of society, in particular how useful they are in understanding how death is viewed socially in the West. It will be argued that all different theoretical models of society can be useful, but that the model ‘society as an organism’, which emphasises symbolic interactionism, is often more useful than structural functionalism on its own. My analysis will start with a look a critique of structural functionalism, using Durkheim’s analysis of suicide (1953) as an example....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Investigating the Effect the Surface Area of an Organism on the Rate of Heat Loss

- Investigating the Effect the Surface Area of an Organism on the Rate of Heat Loss Introduction ============ The surface area: volume ratio of an organism gets larger as the organism gets smaller. As the surface area of an organism is what affects heat loss, you are unlikely to get small animals such as insects in the North Pole and large animals such as polar bears in the desert but you do get large animals such as elephants in the desert and small animals such as rabbits in the arctic....   [tags: Papers]

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Should Parents Use Genetic Technologies to Choose their Children´s Characteristics?

- ... Although the technology to alter a baby's gender does exist in the form of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), it is extremely expensive and most countries do not allow the changing of a baby's gender through the use of it (such as in New Zealand). If say one day, this technology could be used by parents universally to alter the gender of their child, there exists the potential future problem in which the male gender is favoured over the female. In the worst case scenario possible, if a generation of only males were to be born, the human race would die out....   [tags: organism, genetic makeup]

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Significance of Discoveries in Genetics and DNA

- Significance of Discoveries in Genetics and DNA Our understanding of genetic inheritance and the function of DNA in producing the characteristics of the individual have been developing for more almost 150 years. Consider our current state of knowledge. Link genetic characteristics to DNA structure. Explain how DNA through the process of protein synthesis is responsible for the ultimate expression of the characteristics in the organism. Describe how interference in protein synthesis can result in disruption of cellular and bodily processes....   [tags: organism, proteins, traits]

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Vestigial Organs: Common Descent by Charles Darwing

- “Vestigial Organ” is a term used to describe organs or functions that due to the course of evolution no longer have a use. The idea of useless organs had been around long before Charles Darwin, but his idea for why they were there was the one that stuck. In his book “The Descent of Man” Darwin named a few organs that were considered absolutely useless or had very little service such as wisdom teeth, the appendix, the spleen, and the hind leg bones in whales. While functions of some of these parts such as the appendix and spleen have been discovered, Evolutionists still believe that vestigial are great evidence for the evolution....   [tags: no use, evolution, organism]

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Understanding the Concept of Ecological Niche

- INTRODUCTION The concept of ecological niche can be considered as one of the most important theoretical background in ecology. This was developed over several decades by various researchers in the world. The development process of the niche concept primarily tried to answer basic observational questions such as why does an organism perform as it does. why does it live where it lives. why does it eat what it eats. how do organisms interact with one another. which organisms can coexist with one another....   [tags: Hutchinson, organism performance and development]

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Religious Groups That Reject Medical Treatment in Favor of Prayer

- Healing, the process of restoring health to an organism, to make whole again. This is a process that has been performed for many years, by many means. Since before time was recorded people have found new ways to heal one another. A person gets sick or broken, and they want to be healed. That is the way of human nature. Healing happens in almost every tissue of the body, and is a vital part of life. So why is it such a huge conflict. Because of the means by which people choose to provide healing....   [tags: organism, human, body]

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Slica in the Southern Ocean

- Silica in the Southern Ocean The ocean is teeming with a near incomprehensible variety of life that can thrive in a number of environments in many different ways. The basis for any ecosystem starts with the smallest of organisms that rely on nutrients being brought to them from the ocean. One of the important nutrients that organism rely on is silica. Certain organisms use silica to live and while that may not seem like much, silica’s role in the ocean, especially in the Southern Ocean, has a global impact....   [tags: ecosystem, silica, organism]

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Overview Of The Immune System

- Every day special cells, tissues, proteins and organs which made overall immune system defend against microorganisms, germs and viruses which enter our body. Immune system is system which is able to prevent organism and kill the pathogens. Most of time immune system has dual system in properties and has capacity to identify self and non-self organisms (1). For instance, immune system can be general or specific, natural or adaptive (sometimes called innate or acquired), cell mediated or humoral, active or passive and also primary and secondary (2)....   [tags: Human Organism Defense]

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The Human Immune System

- The Immune System The immune system are processes and structures within an organism to help protect it from foreign attackers. The immune system consists of cells, tissues, and organs; such as lymphocytes, lymph nodes, phagocytes, and many others. In order for the immune system to function properly it must first learn to discriminate between self-cells and foreign cells. Cells marked “self” need to be left alone. Cells that are foreign should be identified as “non-self” and cause the immune system to start to defend the body....   [tags: organism, function, protect, attackers]

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Thermal Physics: Elephant Seals

- ... The Elephant Seals move through the water by moving their hind flippers side to side, while their front flippers stay motionless. However, their front flippers are used for turning and manoeuvring, but only at slow speeds. On land, however, the Elephant Seals use their front flippers to throw their body forward, undulating them up and down, while their back flippers drag with the body. On the other hand, the Minks can also move on land and in water. In water, Minks use their hind legs and tail to move....   [tags: antarctic waters, locomotion, organism]

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The Hox Genes

- The Hox genes are a set of related genes that code for transcription factors involved in determining the general body plan of an organism along the anterior to posterior axis. One unique feature of the hox gene is that its function and presence is highly conserved in a wide range of species, including the model organism Drosophila, amphibians, and mammals. Because of such a high level of homology amongst species where this gene cluster exists, conducting research using model organisms containing the hox gene cluster can lead to relevant discoveries in higher organisms and help to better understand evolutionary diversity....   [tags: axis, organism, drosophila]

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Man’s Inner Fish

- Common descent has been proven to be the most parsimonious way to explain the connections that have and are still being found between seemingly unrelated organisms. In this essay, I will demonstrate that I have digested the entirety of Shubin’s book by convincing you that there is lineage that connects all vertebrates. To make this case, I will describe several connections seen within the fossils and genes of different animals. Many of these connections involve a common blueprint, modifications of which are seen across vertebrate species....   [tags: organism, vertebrate, species]

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Biology- Cell Division

- A cell is the smallest structural and functional unit of an organism. A cell is typically microscopic and consists of cytoplasm, a nucleus and enclosed in a membrane. For the information, a cell also has reproduction same like human, animal and plant. Due to Rudolf Virchow (1855), a German physician said that “Where a cell exists, there must have been a pre-existing cell, just as the animal arises only from an animal and the plant only from a plant”. He can be concluded that this concept with the Latin axiom “Omnis cellula e cellula,” that means “Every cell from a cell”....   [tags: Organism, Microscopic, Cytoplasm, Membrane]

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Neisseria Gonorrheae Bacteria

- ... Neisseria gonorrhoeae is a bacterium that can develop and increase easily in mucus membranes of the body. Gonorrhea bacteria can grow in the warm, moist areas of the reproductive tract, including the cervix (opening to the womb), uterus (womb), and fallopian tubes (egg canals) in women, and in the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder to outside the body) in women and men. The bacteria can also grow in the mouth, throat, and anus. Neisseria gonorrhoeae possess a typical gram negative outer membrane that is composed of proteins, phospholipids, and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)....   [tags: disease, organism, cell, host]

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Review the Role of Amoeba in Human Disease

- Introduction Free-living amoebae (FLA) are eukaryotic organism found ubiquitously in nature (Khan N.A, 2006). They are present in soil (dust), air and water providing amoeba multiple opportunities to spread (Cateau et al, 2014). These can be pathogenic or non-pathogenic. Pathogenic FLA can invade and cause opportunistic and non-opportunistic infections in humans, which are found in the genus Naegleria Fowleri, Balamuthia Mandrillaris, Acanthamoeba, and Sappinia Pedata (Gianinazzi et al, 2009; Khan N.A, 2006)....   [tags: Free Living Amoebae, Eukaryotic Organism]

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Production of anti-apoptotic Proteins by cancer cells

- Apoptosis is a form of cell death which is an essential process for growth and development of multi cellular organism and removes damaged cells to prevent inflammation (Madeo, Frohlich et al. 1997). In addition, apoptosis can be morphologically characterized by cell shrinkage, chromatin condensation, and formation of apoptotic complex (Madeo, Frohlich et al. 1997,Qi, Kim, et al. 2013).The main biochemical characteristics of apoptosis include caspase activation and DNA fragmentation (Madeo, Frohlich et al....   [tags: Cell Death, Multi Cellular Organism]

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Benefits and hindrances of Algae

- Algae is "a plant or plantlike organism of any several phyla, divisions, or classes of chiefly aquatic usually chlorophyll-containing nonvascular organisms", and it is most commonly seen in areas where it is moist, or damp, and can grow on both land and water. Algae is most commonly seen and found in places such as on rocks or in lakes or ponds. Algae is a type of organism that although, can be very beneficial to the environment, it can also be one that can cause harm to humans as well. Some benefits and hindrances of algae are that it is a form of micro-logical biomass, and it is also not seen to be likely but it can also purify waste waters as well, but to the negatives its toxins that...   [tags: plantlike organism, plant, oxygenate water]

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Description of Six Seawater Facts

- The Earth’s oceans salinity is always fluctuating due to a few factors. Weather is a determining factor in measuring salinity because salt does not evaporate and will remain in the ocean. Some rivers are constantly running fresh water into our ocean. Factors such as snowfall or ice melt will also have an impact on ocean salinity as it finds its way to the ocean. One interesting thing I found out was that the runoff from the Amazon is so extensive that in some places salt does not exist for up to a mile offshore....   [tags: salinity, oceans, seawater, marine organism]

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Bioluminescence in Deep Sea Creatures

- Science Bioluminescence in Deep Sea Creatures Did you know that ninety percent of deep sea dwellers are able to give off light straight from their bodies. The light emission from a living organism in the ocean is known as bioluminescence. As a human race we need to dig deeper into the study of these creatures in hopes of fully understanding what bioluminescence is, why is it being used, and how can it help us. Bioluminescence is a mixture of chemicals inside a living thing that glows and generally lives in the twilight zone of the ocean....   [tags: light emission, living organism, ocean]

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Organism Profile: The Northern White-tailed Deer

- The Northern White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) is one of the largest wild animals in the northeastern area of the United States. This species can be upwards of four feet tall and weigh over 300 pounds. Typically, this animal is found in forests, fields, and brush areas in the Northern region. In warmer months the White-tailed deer have a reddish brown coat with a white belly. In the winter months this deer’s coat changes to a gray-brown color. The male deer in this species are known as “bucks” and have antlers on their heads that can span upwards of three feet across....   [tags: deer populations, species, habitat, diet]

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Biology Research Report

- The circadian rhythm keeps an organism’s body in sync with night and day in order to keep the body systems in order. The word circadian comes from the latin word circa diem, which means about a day (JCI). It was first identified in 1729 by Jean Jacques d’Ortuous de Marian, a french astronomer, geophysicist, and more importantly, a chronobiologist. Chronobiology is a type of science that examines the natural phenomenons and rhythms such as the circadian rhythm (Serendip). He was born on November 26, 1678 and died on February 20, 1771....   [tags: Circadian Rhythm, Body Systems, Organism]

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Report on Anthrax

- Anthrax is a living organism in the genus Bacillus and its species name is anthracis. This specific bacterium is gram-positive which means that it has a thick, protective peptidoglycan coating. It is also rod-shaped and only a few micrometers in length. It is also one of the few bacteria to synthesize a protein capsule. Like other species in the genus Bacillus, it can form and release endospores, commonly known as spores. These spores are able to survive in extremely harsh conditions and can survive for years and even decades dormant in the soil....   [tags: Living Organism, Bacillus, Species, Anthracis]

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Rainforests of the Ocean

- ... Symbiosis can be harmful, beneficial, or neutral to one species or both species. This particular case of symbiosis is classified as mutualism, in which both participants of the relationship benefit. The coral offers a home for the zooxanthellae while the zooxanthellae provides energy to the coral by providing nutrients from photosynthesis. The zooxanthellae gives some of it’s the food it had produced from photosynthesis to the coral. Because coral can only grow where a light source is abundant and frequent, the coral also offers a great source of sunlight for the zooxanthellae....   [tags: coral reefs, living organism]

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The Anion Gap

- Anion gap is the difference of anion level and cation level within organism body fluid. The common cation that being measured are sodium ion and potassium ion, but potassium ion usually not included within the calculation due to very low amount within human body fluid (Emmett and Narins, 1977, pp. 38). The common anions used in the calculation of anion gap are chloride ion and bicarbonate ion. The calculation of anion gap as following: [(Na2+ + K+) − (Cl- + HCO3- )] (Wilson, 2012, p. 907) Usually, potassium ion is not included due to low concentration and stable amount....   [tags: Anion Level, Cation Level, Organism, Body Fluid]

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The Dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

- Introduction Recently, there has been a huge uprise in reports from all over the world of new diseases that have affected much of the population today. Diseases such as obesity, Alzheimer’s, Celiac Disease, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and so much more have been on the rise. Researchers have suspected the culprit of these diseases to be our food. Along with the diseases, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) has also been on the rise. The more poor food we eat, the greater the potential harm to our health....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organisms]

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Genetically Modified Organisms

- What would it be like to eat a banana and receive a vaccine at the same time. What about obtaining your entire daily iron requirement from a cup of rice. Finally, wouldn’t it be amazing to have fruits and vegetables with a longer shelf life. No matter how futuristic these ideas seem, all of them and so many more are achievable or already have been achieved through production of genetically modified organisms or GMOs. With all of these great possibilities, including bettering the environment, improving the economy, and raising the standard of living for millions around the world with negligible setbacks and opposition, how is it possible to say no to this science....   [tags: genetic engeneering, vaccines, organisms]

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Genetically Modified Organisms and How They Affect Humans

- ... I will take time now to introduce to you the idea of these organisms being everywhere in fields, on trees, in the grocery store, even in your garden. These organisms are a step forward in life they can make food bigger and better, cows produce more milk,or chicken mature faster. They make life easier and faster and thats what this evolving world needs. Now the process that goes into making these organisms very on the type of organisms.One is microinjection this is where they isolate a embryo and inject the foreign DNA into the cells nucleus using a small needle....   [tags: transgenic organisms, dna, microinjection]

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Stability of Humans' Internal Environment Maintained by Homeostasis

- Homeostasis is the process of a system in which variables are regulated so that internal conditions remain stable and moderately constant. In response to both internal and external changes to conditions, homeostasis is a process that maintains the stability of the human’s internal environment. To regulate changes in the condition, homeostasis requires a sensor to detect changes, an effector which ultimately varies that condition and a negative feedback connection between the two. Homeostasis therefore ultimately stabilizes health and functioning....   [tags: body, blood, organism]

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Use of Media to Expose the Dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

- What does a soybean, canola, cotton seed and corn all have in common. They are the most common genetically modified foods sold on the market today. The process of genetically modified foods starts by using one organism and inserting or modifying the DNA of another organism. Genetically altered foods need to be removed from everyday agriculture because of the threat of health implications that they cause. A You Tube documentary piece called Hidden dangers of GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) is an Iconographic genre that touches on the controversial issues that the dangers GMO’s can have on our health and the health of animals....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs]

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Genetically Modified Organisms: Our Only Hope to Feed Seven Billion People

- Modern Agriculture Farming experienced little change from the end of the medieval age until the middle of the twenty-first century. (Baker, 2014) When the tractor became the common farm tool and replaced the horse, crop yields remained much the same. (Baker, 2014) From 1866 until 1938, corn yields in the United States were reported at 30 bushels an acre. This, when compared to medieval yields, is not much higher than a good growing year in medieval times. (Baker, 2014) Innovation was drastically stalled by the Second World War and the Korean conflict....   [tags: Genetically Modified Organisms Essays]

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Heck No Genetic Modified Organisms!

- Heck No GMO. GMO stands for genetically modified organisms. These plants have been modified in laboratories to enhance production and have more resistance to herbicides. According to USDA and ISSA (International Service of acquisitions of Agri-biotec Applications) and Biotechnology Industry Organization, the most common genetically modified products are: almost all corn and corn products, tomatoes, cantaloupes, soybeans, and soy derivatives, sugar beets, cotton products, processed vegetable oils, breakfast cereals, and most other highly processed foods as well as baby foods....   [tags: effects of genetically modified organisms]

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Importance of Living Modified Organisms and Genetically Modified Organisms

- We possibly overlook the microorganisms when thinking of LMO since plants and animals probably will first come to our mind. With the development of recombinant DNA technology, metabolic potentials of microorganisms are being explored. Nowadays, genetically modified microorganisms (GMMs) have vast applications in human and animal health, bioremediation, and in industries such as food and textiles. The first GMM, specifically E. coli, was made in the 1970s (Teisha, 2013). A few years later, GMMs which produced essential human proteins were churned out by researchers (Teisha, 2013)....   [tags: animals, dna technology]

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Genetically Modified Organisms are Safe

- In this day and age Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have become a topic of large interest in the media. GMOs are defined as an organism whose genetic structure has been altered by incorporating a gene that will express a desirable trait (Dresbach et. al 2013). Often times these traits that are selected are either beneficial to the consumer or producer. Currently, GMOs are being created at a higher rate than ever before and are being used in the foods that we eat. This has created a large amount of debate on local, national, and international levels about the safety of genetically modified foods to human health....   [tags: GMOs]

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The Downside of Genetically Modified Organisms

- Although having seeds that can thrive in extreme environments may sound like a good idea, the side effects may change one’s opinion. GMO’s aren’t as good as they seem because they may contain a high level of allergens, they have killed and deformed some test subjects, and they haven’t had as strict tests as they should. Because these products do not have a designated label explaining what they contain, a high level of allergens can cause serious problems with some people when they ingest them unknowingly....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]

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The Metabolic Rate of Organisms

- The metabolic rate of an organism is commonly defined as the amount of energy that is metabolised via food or oxygen uptake per unit time. The metabolic rate for organisms plays a pivotal role in certain biological processes and overall maintenance of the organism. There are many ways of measuring metabolic rate but the most common way is to measure the amount of oxygen that is produced provided that there is no anaerobic metabolism. It can be hypothesised that the metabolic rate increases with body mass....   [tags: food, oxygen, animals, locomotion]

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Analysis of Genetically Modified Organisms

- Walking into a store and your eyes are assaulted by bright yellow stickers on everything. They read, “Caution may contain GMOs”. They like flashing billboards that send people running in the other direction, but must people really don’t know what they are running from. They don’t know what they are, what their benefits are. They have only heard one side of the story. They don’t really know what GMOs are, let alone what benefit they have not only to use, but to third world countries as well. Often people think that GMOs are terrible, yet they don’t even know what GMO stands for, or their history....   [tags: gmo, genetically modified, gm foods ]

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The Danger of Genetically Modified Organisms

- How well do we know the food we are eating. Ever wondered whether these foods are safe. In the recent years, people have become more aware of how genetically modified foods have substituted our diets with altered foods -- to which little we know about the long term effects on humans. These food being fed to us is called Genetic Modified Organism or GMOs. Just in 2012, prop 37 was proposed in California, which would have required labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food, with some exceptions....   [tags: Morgellons, Rat Experiments]

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The Idea of Endosymbiotic Organisms

- Many theories have surrounded the concept of evolution and how organisms have developed and evolved. Darwin, known as the founder of evolution, was documented as the first biologist to propose how evolution and genetic variation occurred in different organisms. Darwin’s theory of evolution focuses on the competing relationships among the same species; which in this theory, is the cause of genetic variation ultimately resulting in evolution. Furthermore, this means, that the competition among organisms result in genetic diversity, causing the development of all different types of life forms....   [tags: evolution, charles darwin, genetic variation]

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Organisms Used In The Study of Aging

- Caenorhabditis elegans are free-living nematodes that live in soils rich in organic matter where they feed on bacteria and other microorganisms (Edgley, 2000). C. elegans are good model organisms for the study of aging because they have the advantage of being complex animals, with nervous, reproductive, and digestive systems, and yet so small that they can be treated like microorganisms. C. elegans live only two to three weeks, allowing for lifespan to be measured easily and for experiments to be carried out in a short period of time (Gems, 2009).Gerontogenes, many that increase lifespan, have been discovered among different taxa, such as C....   [tags: Biology]

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Cloning of Organisms: Is It Right?

- Modern biotechnology has made impressive scientific progress during the last decades. Its real and potential applications have also risen in world industrial. One of the applications of biotechnology that has made the scientific progress impressive is cloning of organisms. Clone is a group of cells, an organism, or a population of organisms arising from a single ancestral cell. All members of a particular clone are genetically identical. Cloning is process of producing the exact copies (clones) of a particular gene or DNA sequence using genetic engineering techniques....   [tags: cells, ehtical, issues, crops, foods]

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Transgenic Organisms in the Agricultural World

- What are transgenic organisms. How are they made. Are they safe. Are they a good source of food. These are all questions that are asked about transgenic organisms. Through this paper we will discuss these questions and give viable answers. We will look in detail into the role these organisms play in today’s society. Transgenic organisms are organisms that have been genetically modified through the insertion of DNA from one organism into the genome of another organism (WiseGeek, 2011). In our case the organisms are agricultural plants that are being modified to produce a desired phenotype....   [tags: Agricultural Research ]

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Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms

- ... It poses numerous concerns related to three areas: health and safety, ethics and morality, and ecological and environmental. Health and Safety Most of the genetically modified crops contain a mixture of genes from bacteria, viruses, and petunias that allow them to survive through the use of weed-killers. Moreover, the genetically modified corns produce “their own pesticide and withstand spraying with weed-killers (Hart).” Although there are few studies showing the direct relationship between the GM crops and human health, there are many cases and theories that show the hazardous effects of GMO....   [tags: cons outweigh pros, genetic engineering]

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The Benefits of Genetically Modified Organisms

- Genetically modified organisms Genetically modified foods are found in almost every store and are very common in America. Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is a very controversial and heated topic in the agricultural industry. Humans first began to genetically alter organisms and crops in the 1990’s and began to be widely used in the early 2000’s. This new technology has scared many uninformed people who fear change and new agricultural techniques. GMO fearing individuals need to realize the benefits of GMO’s; genetically altered crops are the future of agriculture....   [tags: famine, agriculture, yield]

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The Risks of Genetically Modified Organisms

- What are Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). A Genetically Modified Organism is an organism that has had its genetic material changed through the insertion of a foreign gene into it. Although GMOs have only been in use in the past twenty years, they constitute the majority of the American food supply. What is even more shocking is that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently does not require safety testing for GMOs. In 1992, according to Mae-Wan Ho, director of the Institute of Science in Society and Science Advisor to the Third World Network, and Lim Li Ching, a researcher at the Institute of Science in Society and the deputy-editor of Science in Society magazine, the FDA decide...   [tags: Genetically Modified Crops]

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Genetically Modified Organisms and Food

- The term GMO or Genetically Modified Organism refers to an individual form of life in which the genome is changed or modified through genetic engineering. In other words, the DNA from an organism is modified in a laboratory and then inserted into another organism’s genome for the purpose of producing positive traits that would be useful, creating a new organism. This science of genetic manipulation has been utilized for many different purposes. One important area in which it is controversial is agriculture....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]

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Genetically Modified Organisms are not Good

- ‘Genetically Modified Organisms’ can be defined as plants, animals and bacteria that are created specifically for the purpose of various uses which range from scientific research to the production of agriculture (GMO Harmful Effects). The World Health Organization (WTO) state that: “GMOs can be defined as organisms in which the genetic material (DNA) has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally” (World Health Organization). Based on the study conducted on GMOs, it is estimated that around 75% of processed foods can be found on supermarket shelves and the food products range from soda to soup and crackers to condiments (Center for food safety)....   [tags: Food, Plants, Crops]

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Genetically Modified Organisms: The Facts

- Introduction Any organism which has its genetic sequence altered by insertion of a piece of foreign genetic material is considered to be a genetically modified organism, or simply, GMO. The recombinant DNA technology (or gene cloning) allows such modification by using enzymes that are naturally found in almost all organisms. A restriction enzyme is used to cut a specific DNA segment of a ‘donor’ genome and to generate sticky ends in the ‘host’ genome. The cut-up portion is then joined between the sticky sites by the help of a DNA ligase enzyme which stitches them together....   [tags: GMOs]

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Natural and Genetically Modified Organisms

- ... (History of Genetically Modified Foods) From there, scientists have been trying to find more ways of selecting and delivering genes that help plants and animals deliver more than they would naturally be able to. In 1983, the first transgenic plant was created, a tobacco plants that was resistant to anti-biotics. In 1990 genetically modified cotton trees were produced. Tomatoes were the first commercially produced GMO in 1994. In 1995, Monsanto, a biotech company, introduced “Round-Up-Ready”, which was an herbicide resistant soybean....   [tags: mother nature, production, crops]

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Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms

- According to Bakshi (p.211), the use of biotechnology in agricultural production is a major tool for enhancing food security and sustaining the environment. Biotechnology is considered important in addressing the challenge of food availability, alleviation of poverty and environmental conservation. In this regard (Tramper et al 408), it is important to note that GMOs are produced by the introduction of extra genetic information into a certain organism through genetic engineering. The methods are a natural creation of the strategies hitherto employed with an aim of getting different varieties and strains....   [tags: Biotechnology, Agricultural Production]

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Nutrition in Living Organisms

- Nutrition is the essential organic nutrients living organisms require for growth, maintenance, reproduction and repair. This is an essential process for the organism’s survival. Living organisms require energy to survive; this energy is derived from nutrients, or food. Ingestion, digestion, absorption and excretion are the stages of processing food. Heterotrophs are organisms which cannot synthesise their own food and are therefore totally reliant on organic substances for nutrition. Animals are heterotrophs and are divided into three categories; herbivores, carnivores and omnivores depending on how they obtain their food....   [tags: Biology ]

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The importance of Living Modified Organisms ( LMO)

- The importance of LMO Since human population has increased dramatically, the demand for food is increasing also to fulfil the myriad population. Moreover, climate changes caused the natural disasters like flood and drought to happen more often, resulting in uncontrollable disruption to crops and livestocks. Hence, to overcome these problems, scientists come out with a solution, Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) which is also known as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). One of the intentions of LMOs is to overcome food crisis....   [tags: climate change, genetically modified organisms]

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UV Radiation on Organisms

- This project is significant because it could help bring about a better understanding of, how UV wave lengths affect the people and the hole in the ozone layer. By determining the effects of UV on Artemia Salina we come closer to alleviating the effects of UV radiation on organisms. In the future this could lead to better UV protection technology. IV: UV exposure in seconds DV: Mortality Rate DV2: Growth Rate it mm/day H1=the UV radiation will kill more Shrimp the longer they are exposed to it....   [tags: Research Analysis]

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Producers and Development of Genetically Modified Organisms

- Until very recently animals and plant breeders could not modify the genetic code of living things. They were limited by the need to work with the variation that already exists in nature. Even when they tried to add to that variation by introducing mutation, the change they produced in the DNA was random and unpredictable. But now biologists are able to go right to the genetic code and rewrite an organism’s DNA. Biologists now transfer genes at will from one organism to another, designing new living things to meet specific needs....   [tags: dna, mutation, genetic code, genes]

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Genetically Modified Orgainism Foods Effects

- GMO Foods Effects What does the destruction of organic foods, crops and humans have in common. That is right, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs). Everyone knows that Genetically Modified Food is the “next best thing”, and is a cure for hunger, but just how safe are the foods to consume. Genetically Modified foods are taking a toll on planet earth for many reasons, and could end up being the demise of the planet. Crops are what physically keep us going as a planet, so when science and farming became one, we knew that the outcome was probably going to be a bad outcome, one that would have us all....   [tags: destruction of organic foods, crops and humans]

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Microalgae as a Live Food for Feeding of Aquatic Organisms

- The use of microalgae as a live food for feeding of aquatic organisms well documented by several researchers (Cho and et al., 1999; Zhu, et al., 1997; Luyen, et al., 2007; Rivero-Rodríguez, et al., 2007; Duerr, et al., 1998; Brown, et al., 1997). In mariculture, microalgae either directly support all growth stages of bivalves, and larval stages of crustaceans and fish or indirectly are fed to artemia or rotifers, which are then fed on to later larval/ juveniles stages of crustacean and fish larvae through providing essential nutrients and other growth promoting factors (Cho and et al., 1999).Therefore, the nutritional property of microalgae offered to feed aquatic animals is crucial especial...   [tags: microalgae, aquatic organisms, animals, ]

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Genetics: Model Organisms

- Model organisms Model organisms are organisms used in the study of genetic fundamental processes, serving as models for certain species and being studied by a community of scientists. One of their main characteristics is that they own some features that make them easy to be used in genetic experiments and can be breed in laboratories. Using them, there can be obtained information about species that cannot be studied directly (like humans). They have a simple structure and they are used to study basic phenomena in biology, which is hard to be observed in advanced organisms....   [tags: Genetic, Experimental, Genomic]

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Genetically Engineered Organisms

- Genetically Engineered Organisms Without vigorous experimentation or public consent genetically modified foods have been introduced into our daily kitchens without much notice from the general public. Widespread use of genetically modified (GM) seeds began in 1996 and since then has spread to cover 167 million acres around the world; two-thirds of that quantity being in America (Figure 1). Figure 1 Monsanto is the main developer of these seeds and controls over 90% of the American market, alerting a possible crisis in the democratic system....   [tags: seeds, monsanto, food]

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The Truth Behind Genetically Modified Organisms

- The growing controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have left many Americans and people all around the world with various questions and concerns as to what they are really putting into their bodies. The issue at hand is one that, although is very dominant in the world today, many are still uneducated on the problem and have not been informed with the facts. GMOs have been placed in the world without much question or second thought and it is time that America hear what should have been told many years ago....   [tags: food, greenhouse, environment]

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Disease Organisms

- Disease Organisms By Section 1 Part A: i) Disease: A disease is an impairment of normal bodily functions caused by infection or stress. It produces symptoms such as illness or general sickness. Parasitism: A symbiotic relationship between a parasitic organism and its host. The parasite benefits from the relationship but the host is usually harmed. The parasite will derive nutrition from their host and may gain other benefits such as shelter. Parasititism differs from parasitoidism in that the host is never deliberately killed by the parasite....   [tags: Pathology Definitions]

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For Better or Worse: Genetically Modified Organisms

- ... And then leads into long term health effects if humans continue to consume genetically altered plants and animals. The same can be said for animals, especially insects. Important insects such as bees, butterflies, and ladybugs are consuming genetically altered plants that are grown to repel insects and this causes the good insects to decline in population. The insects that the plants were intended to repel them evolve to tolerate the pesticide and essentially become super insects, thus farmers need to increase the use of pesticides on their crops....   [tags: health and environmental concerns]

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